Illinois lecturer selected to examine child survival issues in India with the International Reporting Project

The International Reporting Project (IRP) has selected ten innovative journalists and new media experts from around the world to participate in a ten-day trip to India. Joanne Manaster, Lecturer for the School of Integrative Biology, is among those selected. The new media journalists will meet with a wide range of Indians and explore issues of child survival in India. Among the topics they will examine are the development of vaccines, child malnutrition, tuberculosis, polio, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, access to clean water and hygiene, privatization of health care and its affect on child survival, and the impact of agricultural and rural development on child survival.

Check out Joanne’s blog posting at Scientific American!

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